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Case Study: How live in care for couples works

If you’ve noticed that mum or dad now need around the clock care, but you don’t want to split them up, read on to find out how we can help to care for your elderly parents in their home.

Read Frank and Sheila’s story…

Frank and Sheila, had shared most of their lives together in their home in Essex, like most couples of their generation. However when they were both in their 80s, Sheila was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Frank became her full-time carer. They still went out and about together, however Sheila’s condition soon started to deteriorate.

Their son, John, lived in Leeds and he became increasingly worried not just for his mum but for his dad’s well-being too. Frank had severe arthritis and after a spell in hospital, he was showing signs that he could no longer cope.

John contacted Independent People Homecare. Our Care Manager met with both Frank, Sheila and their son John. We discussed their care and support requirements and evaluated which was the right type of  live in carer that would best suit Frank, Sheila and their son.

As they both loved natural history programmes – we matched them both with Donna, a live-in carer who was not only experienced in caring for those living with Alzheimer’s, but alsp shared their love of natural history.

Read on the find out what Frank thought of the way their situation was dealt with, making sure they received the right type of live in care for couples.

“I really don’t know what I would do without Donna ” Frank said. “Having a Living in Carer has made such a huge difference not just to Sheila but my life as well – I really didn’t want Sheila to be in a care home”

Live-in care for couples

We understand that your loved ones have grown to become two peas in a pod over the years – and they’d like nothing more than to continue spending their lives together, whatever they might face from one day to the next. That’s why we offer our service of live in care for couples.

As we age, managing a household and completing everyday tasks can become challenging, even if we are lucky enough to have support from a partner. And if one or both parties are experiencing physical or mental health issues, coping can become extremely difficult indeed. Our home carers for couples are highly experienced in looking after those who wish to continue living together whilst receiving specialist support.

How we can help

Our live-in care services can be tailored to meet the needs of those living with many conditions that can have a profound effect on an individual’s ability to care for themselves. This includes

Get live in care for couples

Caring for elderly parents in their own home can be difficult, so find out more about how live in care for couples works. If you would like to discuss how we can help caring for your elderly parents in their home, contact our team today. They’ll listen to your requirements, and be able to talk things through with you, before deciding on the right live in care for couples that’s needed.